UA:PBC is considering a return to Eurovision Young Musicians, as the contest heads to Edinburgh this August.
The Ukrainian national broadcaster has confirmed to Eurovoix.com that they are considering a return to Eurovision Young Musicians this year. The broadcaster stated that discussions are underway as to whether Ukraine will return to the competition after a six years away from the contest.
Ukraine made their debut in the competition in 2008 alongside Serbia. They were represented by Anna Fedorova but failed to make it out of the semi-finals. Ukraine withdrew from the 2010 contest before returning in 2012 where they were represented by Bohdan Ivasyk. Ukraine again failed to make it out of the semi-finals.
To date the following countries have confirmed their participation in the competition:
- United Kingdom
Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 will be held in Edinburgh at the Usher Hall. This is the first time since 2008 that Scotland has hosted a Eurovision event, the last being the final of the Eurovision Dance Contest. The 2018 contest will see the return of the semi-finals which will be held on August 18 and 19, with the final taking place on August 23.
What is Eurovision Young Musicians?
Eurovision Young Musicians has been held bi-annually since 1982. The contest was based on the format of The BBC Young Musician of the Year in the United Kingdom. Performers in the contest must be aged under 18 years and are selected by their participating broadcaster. Each performer performs a piece of classical music of their choice accompanied by the local orchestra. The winner is decided by a jury made up of classical music experts and talents.